GEHA Residential Behavioral Health

Get residential behavioral health coverage and learn about our Arizona mental health treatment center covered by GEHA health insurance.


GEHA residential behavioral health coverage

Get coverage for a mental health or dual-diagnosis condition with the Government Employees Health Association (GEHA). Cornerstone prides itself on delivering a complete and integrative treatment experience for those seeking to overcome behavioral health challenges. We have a residential behavioral health program (similar to inpatient) where our approach encapsulates the full spectrum of psychological, physical, and spiritual care to foster healing. By employing proven therapeutic methods, we strive to address both the symptoms and underlying causes of mental health issues.

Financial factors should not be a barrier to receiving quality care. Therefore, Cornerstone welcomes GEHA policyholders, ensuring our high-quality residential services for mental health and dual diagnosis are accessible to government employees who need help. Our admissions specialists are well-equipped to guide you through the insurance verification process, paving the way for a seamless entry into our facility with a clear understanding of the benefits provided by your policy.

Learn about our residential mental health program

We accept GEHA Health Insurance Coverage

Understanding and navigating mental health treatment can be complex, particularly with the added concern of insurance logistics. At Cornerstone Healing Center, we know that government employees need access to the highest quality care, so we accept GEHA Health Insurance.

GEHA is known for its great behavioral health coverage, which substantially eases the financial strain of behavioral health care. With GEHA policies our residential behavioral health treatment services are accessible, including residential and outpatient programs. 

Our behavioral health center is dedicated to a customized treatment philosophy, offering an assortment of clinically supported therapies designed to meet the specific requirements of each individual. Our mission is to deliver the best quality of care, facilitating a path to enduring mental well-being, with the added reassurance provided by GEHA Insurance coverage.

GEHA Health Insurance

GEHA (Government Employees Health Association) is a leading health insurance provider primarily serving federal employees, retirees, and their families. They offer comprehensive healthcare services, including medical, dental, vision, behavioral health, and pharmaceutical coverage.

GEHA provides various plan options, including HMO, PPO, and POS plans, and specializes in tailored insurance solutions for federal employees and employers. Their flexible commitment ensures individuals and families can find suitable plans that match their healthcare needs and financial situations, delivering personalized insurance solutions.1

GEHA Behavioral Health Coverage

GEHA provides a range of health insurance plans designed to cater to the unique needs of its members, particularly focusing on residential behavioral health treatment coverage. These plans range from comprehensive options offering extensive inpatient service coverage to more economical choices that cover essential benefits. Their commitment is to ensure members have access to the care they need. Their plans typically cover various services, such as mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other related services.2

Alumni Client Family Testimonial

“I feel like Cornerstone gave him all the right tools. He knew how to do it. It was something we could have never done. I just could totally see kind of a personality change in him of wanting, and knowing, that he could achieve and do higher things and greater things. That has to be the people (at Cornerstone).”

Nicole A. - Mother of a Cornerstone Alumni

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About our Behavioral Health Program
that accepts GEHA

Holistic Healing

Our residential behavioral health program adopts a holistic approach to recovery. It emphasizes nurturing various aspects of your well-being, including physical fitness, emotional stability, social interactions, and spiritual development, all essential to addressing mental health concerns.

Community Minded

Our approach is rooted in the belief that community plays a vital role in healing. We aim to build community connections and foster meaningful relationships within our program, creating a supportive network integral to our therapeutic methods and your journey toward well-being.

Trauma Informed

Our program is thoughtfully crafted, recognizing the deep and lasting impact of trauma. We offer compassionate, specialized care tailored to address the intricacies of trauma, ensuring comprehensive support for every area of your mental health.

Our Arizona Residential Behavioral Health Staff

Clinical Director of Scottsdale Program

Lionel is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone. Passionate about helping those with addiction and mental health struggles, and he has trained as an EMDR therapist, adopting a trauma-informed approach to find and treat underlying root causes with empathy. 

Clinical Director of Phoenix Program

Nate began his recovery journey in 2010 and earned a Master’s in Social Work from ASU. He’s been in the Behavioral Health field since 2013. Specializing in CBT, DBT, and grief, Nate is now the Clinical Director of our Phoenix program, underlined by his passion for helping others who struggled with substance abuse issues as he did. 


Most commonly asked questions about Goverment Employee Health Association coverage for residential or inpatient mental health services. 

What types of behavioral mental health programs does GEHA cover?

Government Employee Health Association Insurance acknowledges the critical role of mental health care and typically offers coverage for various treatment services. It’s important to note that insurance plans often cover treatment for behavioral health. While details can vary depending on the policy and regional regulations, their plans generally cover behavioral health treatment avenues such as:

  • Residential Care: Treatment in a residential mental health facility where individuals reside for intensive care.
  • Outpatient Services: Non-residential treatment, including sessions with behavioral health practitioners.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP): For significant mental health issues requiring frequent therapy but not hospitalization.
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP): Daytime programs offering intensive therapy hours several days a week.
  • Group Therapy: Therapist-led group sessions that provide a communal healing environment.
  • Individual Therapy: Personal sessions targeting specific behavioral health needs.
  • Family Therapy: Sessions incorporating family members to bolster family support systems.
  • Behavioral Health Treatment: Approaches like CBT and DBT for various behavioral health conditions.
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Integrated treatment for concurrent mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Telehealth Services: GEHA covers remote therapy and consultation services.

Will GEHA cover my residential treatment stay?

GEHA health insurance generally includes coverage for residential mental health treatment. However, the scope and terms of coverage can significantly vary depending on your individual policy and plan stipulations.

Steps to Navigate GEHA Coverage:
  1. Review Your Policy: Understand the coverage details related to residential treatment in your plan documents.
  2. Pre-authorization: Determine if your plan necessitates pre-authorization for residential care.
  3. Provider Network: To maximize coverage, verify whether the treatment facility is within GEHA’s network.
  4. Deductibles and Copayments: Be aware of your financial responsibilities even with GEHA coverage.
  5. Contact GEHA Directly: Engage with GEHA to obtain definitive coverage details and any required pre-authorization information.
  6. Utilize Cornerstone’s Verification Service: Our admissions team can contact GEHA on your behalf to clarify your benefits and coverage extent for residential treatment.

Remember, insurance plans often mandate coverage for behavioral health and substance abuse services comparably to physical health services, though specific coverage may vary.

How long will GEHA cover a stay in residential treatment?

The duration of a residential treatment period covered by GEHA can depend on various factors:

  • Your GEHA Plan’s Coverage and Terms: The specific level of coverage and terms outlined in your GEHA plan.
  • Medical Necessity: This is assessed and endorsed by a healthcare provider.
  • Ongoing Progress Evaluations: Evaluations conducted throughout the treatment to assess progress.
  • Plan Limitations: Potential limitations specified by your GEHA plan regarding the length of stay or type of residential program.

For precise details about your coverage, consulting with our admissions team, GEHA or examining your policy is recommended.

How soon can a policy holder get into treatment?

The timeline for admission into a residential facility that accepts GEHA coverage can differ based on several variables:

  • Verification of Insurance Benefits: Confirming your specific residential treatment coverage under GEHA.
  • Pre-authorization/Healthcare Provider Referral: Checking if these are requirements as per your GEHA plan.
  • Availability at the Facility: Bed or space availability at the residential mental health center of your choice.
  • Waiting Periods: Any applicable waiting periods under your GEHA policy.

For the most accurate admission timeline, it is advisable to connect with Cornerstone Healing Center or with GEHA for benefits verification and any requisite pre-authorization procedures, in addition to contacting the chosen residential facility to inquire about intake scheduling.

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Our admissions specialists are here to explain the process, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you’re getting the help you need to live a healthy life free from addiction.

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